The Apple Tree

The Apple Tree : A Yorkshire Family Saga

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When Frances changed her unsettled life in Brighton and bought an old farmhouse in the Yorkshire Dales to run as a guesthouse, she was going into uncharted territory. The villagers were very friendly and talked about the previous owners of Beck Farm but there seemed to be some mystery about them. What had happened to the wife of the previous owner - and why was she still resented? Frances was to find out while at the same time rebuilding her own life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 106 x 174 x 32mm | 240g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552151416
  • 9780552151412

About Elvi Rhodes

Elvi Rhodes was born and educated in Yorkshire, and now lives on the Sussex coast. She is the author of many bestselling novels including Opal, Doctor Rose, Ruth Appleby, The Golden Girls, Madeleine, The House of Bonneau, Cara's Land, The Rainbow Through the Rain, The Bright One, The Mountain, Portrait of Chloe, Spring Music, Midsummer Meeting, The Birthday Party, Mulberry Lane, and A Blessing In Disguise. A collection of stories, Summer Promise and Other Stories, is also published by Corgi Books.show more

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When Frances, recovering from a broken love affair, moves with her mother to lonely Beck Farm in the Yorkshire Dales, she is going into uncharted territory. Planning to open a guesthouse, she encounters only friendliness from the villagers, but there seems to be some mystery about the previous owner of Beck Farm, Ben Thornton. What has happened to his wife - and why is she still so bitterly resented? Both the ancient and neglected house and its old but magnificent apple tree are badly in need of care and attention. As she brings them both back to life Frances is to discover the history of the house and its occupants - and at the same time rebuild her own life.show more

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